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Scratch Build – In Progress ZdMods - Project pǝʇɹǝʌuı - Final Pics! (post #273)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Meelobee, 8 Mar 2012.

  1. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Project pǝʇɹǝʌuı


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    Sponsored by:
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    Final pics --> http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=3470033&postcount=291


    After building my HTPC I've started on a new project that I'd like to share with you.

    This time I'm doing a scratch build loosely based on the Thermaltake Level 10, but with my own twist.
    The chassis is made out of aluminum tubes (2.5x2.5cmx2mm), aluminum panels (2mm) and blue plexiglas strips. The idea is to use as little hose for the watercooling, but instead use Bitspower fittingen and/or copper pipes.

    Hardware so far:

    Cooling:
    • 2x EK Coolstream Rad XT 240
    • 1x EK RAM Dominator X4 Acetal
    • 1x EK Supreme HF Acetal
    • 4x Enermax TB Silence Fans (12cm)
    • 1x Coolermaster Turbine 1.8
    • Loads of BitsPower Matt Black fittings

    PC:
    • Asus Sabertooth Z77
    • 16Gb (4x4Gb) Corsair Dominator GT (CMT8GX3M2B2133C9)
    • Corsair AX750 PSU
    • 1x 7" Lilliput Touch screen

    This is where the magic happens aka...my humble workplace
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    The front
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    De side of the case with the 2 rads and the 7"touchschreen. The small triangle on the front is the powerbutton.
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    The back
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    The inside
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    Close up of the powerswitch (not wired yet)
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    EK Coolstream Rad XT 240 with Enermax fans & MDPC-X Sleeving
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    This is what the case looks like at the moment.
    To continue on the case I need some parts, so I ordered the first part of the fittings for the watercooling, and some stuff for the electrical wiring:

    • 2x Bitspower Schroeffitting 90 graden Rotary - G1/4 Matt Black
    • 4x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black 90 Degree ID 1/4 Adapter
    • 4x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender 20mm
    • 4x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender 50mm
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Rotary 45 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Rotary 90 Degree ID 1/4 Adapter
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk Mini Matt Black
    • 1x Feser Tube UV - HighFlow - 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD - CLEAR / BLUE
    • 2x 24-pin ATX Female connector housing, Black
    • 2x 24-pin ATX Male connector housing, Black
    • 4x 8-Pin (6+2) PCI-E VGA Power Connector
    • 2x ATX Power connector Pins for Plugs/Male
    • 2x ATX Power connector Pins for Sockets/Female

    Hopefully the order will arrive today, so I can continue working on the case :)

    That's it for now..

    Complete project album can be found here

    Final pics in post #273

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=3263013&postcount=273
     
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  2. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    looking good! i love this style!
     
  3. kelmannen

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    indeed different!
     
  4. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    small Update!

    Received the first order today, the first parts I need so I can continue the case:

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    So this weekend it's modding time :dremel: And this is sorta like what I have in mind:
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  5. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    love bitspower but so expensive :rock: :rock: :rock: sweet build tho
     
  6. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Update!

    I've cut the holes for the tubes:

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  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Captain, I detect great quantities of awesome in this sector...
     
  8. Meelobee

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    Cabling sneak preview

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  9. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Update!

    Ordered more stuff!

    • 1x Bitspower 2xG1/4" Fillport Matt Black BP
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender 15mm
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender 25mm
    • 4x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black IG1/4 Extender 40mm
    • 4x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Low Profile Stop Fitting
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Rotary 45 Degree
    • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Rotary 90 Degree
    • 1x EK-DDC X-RES 100 - Acetal
    • 1x EK-Multioption Tube 140mm
    • 1x Laing DDC-1Plus MCP355 12V

    And it arrived today! (Exept the 140mm tube, it's in backorder)

    Liang/Swiftech MCP355 + EK-DDC X-RES 100 - Acetal
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    New Bitspowerrrrr Fittings
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    Together with the others
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  10. The Crusher

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    Looking good so far. :) Subbed :)
     
  11. Meelobee

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    Thanks Crusher :)
     
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  12. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Awesome work! Keep it up!
     
  13. bruce_rob

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    This is going to be very nice
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice design so far.:D I like the diagonal strips in the front. I think I see drawer handle feet too.:thumb:
     
  15. Meelobee

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    Thanks :)

    And yeah Cheapskate, you're right, the feet are drawer handles :D

    Update!

    Start of the left front:
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    Added a plexi strip on the bottom of the case (all around the case):
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    And I've made the sidepanel for the left side:
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    The side is made of 2 parts, so I can still access the parts inside the bottom part of the case:
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    Tomorrow I'll receive some new hardware so the modding can continue! :dremel:

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  16. Meelobee

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    Another update! :)

    Today I received some new parts:

    Corsair AT750 Modulair PSU
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    More Bitspower fittings!
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    And I'm proud to announce my first sponsor! Thanks to Nigel from the Bugoutshop I now have 550Paracord as a sponsor for my cable sleeves! Many thanks Nigel! :)

    Project Inverted is sponsored by:
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  17. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    Coming along well, keeping my eyes on this one :thumb:
     
  18. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen sabertooth 990FX

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    ^^Agreed:rock:
     
  19. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Thanks guys :)

    Update!

    The PSU doesn't fit, so I had to open it up and change it a bit. I moved one of the prints so I have better access to the connectors when it's installed.

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    This is where it will go in the case: (with somesort of cover ofcourse)
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    :dremel::dremel:
    Project Inverted is sponsored by:
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  20. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Wow, that's badass taking a psu apart as simply as you did. I think it'd be amazing if you made a custom case to match the new position of the connectors. It'd probably loads of work though.
     

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